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SUNS # 9710 Wednesday 14 December 2022

Trade : China initiates dispute at WTO over US sanctions in CHIPS Act (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China has initiated dispute settlement proceedings against the United States at the World Trade Organization over Washington's recent spate of export-related measures as contained in its CHIPS Act of 2022 that seem to be particularly targeted against China in the area of semiconductor chips and other items that allegedly violate the core WTO rules.

CBD : Developing countries, in show of unity, call for new biodiversity fund (PRIV)
(Lim Li Lin and Lim Li Ching, Montreal)
Developing countries, at the on-going meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), have strongly coalesced around the issue of a new global biodiversity fund and the provision of increased financial resources for the implementation of biodiversity action.

Finance : Needed global financial reforms foregone yet again (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Calls for more government regulation and intervention are common during crises.

UN : Africa the least connected with 60% of the population offline (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The digital divide - between the world's rich and poor nations - remains staggeringly wide.

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